September 20, 2015 Antoine
Hyper-realism as an anti-realism art by Colin Chillag
Colin Chillag is an artist based in Phoenix, Arizona. His dilemna is the impossibility of realizing objective truth in a pictorial representation. Often designated as “hyperrealist”, Colin Chillag is a painter of the mundane trying to play with emotion and memory over a simple aesthetic accuracy. His style that is more than real, is a sort of a recreation of a photograph, that already depicts the real. His art is a mix, an impressionistic collage of sketches, underpaintings, color mixing texts, and notes-to-self. Represented by 101 / exhibit, Los Angeles.
I am a painter and illustrator. I think that hyperrealism is a precise artistic current, born in a certain context, part of pop art, of Andy Warhol’s Factory. The objects of consumption were represented in an exasperated way, because they wanted to express a certain message about consumerism. Nowadays it is thought that hyper-realistic painting is copying a photo in a very precise way, so much so that one can say: “It looks like a photo!”. I think this way of thinking is demeaning. What is the point of copying exactly an image that already exists? On the other hand, I find Colin Chillag’s art very interesting, a new way of painting in a realistic way! I like it very much!